KILLINGTON — Memorial services for Ann Marie Wallen, 90, who died on Sept. 29 while in the Acute Care Unit of Mt Ascuntey Hospital in Windsor were held at the Sherburne United Church of Christ in Killington on Oct 21.
Ann was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on December 25, 1921, the oldest daughter of Sarah Lowery and Harry B Wallen.
Ann studied industrial design at the Pratt and China Institutes in New York City. She worked in her studio as a free-lance artist for 20 years and moved to Vermont in 1965. She was a wonderful teacher, mentor and community supporter and built a legacy of compassion and caring. She was an Activities Director at Beverly Manor and Pleasant Manor Nursing Homes, Director of Rutland County Social Service Agency and Regional Office on Aging, Chairperson for Rutland Hospice Program and a key contributor in Hand in Hand Community Service and Bridgewater Humanities. She also taught Bone Builders Classes in Killington.
Ann helped found the Killington Art Guild and was President for 13 years. She taught painting classes at the Rutland Senior Center and Sherburne Memorial Library in Killington and was an active member of Ars Poetica and the Poetry Society of Vermont.
Ann is survived by her sister Leonore Tuttle; and nieces and nephews in New York, New Jersey and Conn.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ann Wallen Legacy Fund c/o Gail Weymouth, Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Rd, Killington VT 05751
Ann was beloved by so many friends and family, touched many people and enriched so many lives. Although she will be dearly missed, her wonderful spirit, art, mentorship, inspiration and sharp wit and humor will be with us always.
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